I have to be blunt, I really hated MSN Spaces when it came out. It just all seemed a bit too…err…packaged and glossy. With Movable Type, WordPress and their ilk, an attractive, almost minimalistic sensibility influenced blog design. Then MSN Spaces came along and it looked like some weird leftover from the dot.com era (think Geocities and Homestead).
But I digress. This ain’t about how much MSN Spaces looks like Times Square. It’s about a slew of new features that cater to the advanced users (like yourself). They’re called PowerToys (which means “features” to you and me) and you can learn about them in this Infoworld article, or by visiting Mike Torres’ Spaces blog.